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November 15th, 2016

Seeking Local business donations for the Teacher Holiday Tea

The FPO (Fairview Parent Organization) is putting together goodie bags to present to the Fairview teachers at their annual Holiday Tea on December 8th. If you own a local business or know some who does and would like to donate something for the 150 bags we are putting together please contact Susie Wyman or Renae Foxhoven.

We can pick up donations or they can be dropped off at 3730 Longwood, Boulder.

A Sign up Genius will also be sent out later this month for volunteers, tea sandwiches/treats, and the gift card raffle.

Thanks for your help!

Susie Wyman - [email protected] - 303-828-8997
Renea Foxhoven - [email protected] - 303-579-2558

Vision and Hearing needs Volunteers

Our annual state mandated vision and hearing screenings are just around the corner, Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1st. Each year this is a massive puzzle to put together, and each year we have more students to screen. If you are available to help with the screenings, please visit this link to sign up.

Your help and care for the Fairview students is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!!

Hillary Hecht
Fairview High school Health Room
[email protected]

Counseling Office and College/Career Center News

A sample of the new announcements from our “Counseling and College/Career Center” website is listed below. For more information and a complete list of resources, follow this link: http://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling)

NEW NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER WEBSITE: See the reorganized NCAA Eligibility site here: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ The entire NCAA website has a modernized look, check it out! http://www.ncaa.org/

PARENT ENGAGEMENT NETWORK PRESENTATION: “Raising Resilient Girls” presentation is Monday, 12/05/2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at BCSIS, 3995 East Aurora Ave., Boulder. See more information on the event here. View the complete PEN schedule of events here.

THIS MONTH IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE AND COLLEGE/CAREER CENTER: Counselors are assisting senior students with college applications and letters of recommendation; as well as hosting college representatives from around the country (see below). In addition, the counselors are presenting Guidance Curriculum lessons to students in all grades, through the ICAP program. This series of lectures and student surveys teaches students about 4-year planning, careers, choices for higher education, application and scholarship procedures, and much more. See details of these at https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/interests-and-careers/icap-individual-career-and-academic-plan. Seniors and Juniors have already had ICAP presentations in September. Freshmen were given their first ICAP lesson in October during their Freshman Seminar classes. Sophomores come in November, in their Language Arts classes. Ask your students about their ICAP presentations, and view some of the results on our Naviance software, that supplies resources for ICAP. Parents have access to our Naviance software using their own log-in. Parents may call the counseling office at 720-561-3212 and 720-561-5328 or email [email protected] for a personal log-in password.

SENIORS AND PARENTS: Visit your FHS counselors on Thursday during CAT 11:05-11:45a, in the CCC for one-to-one help with college applications. You may still have questions about the college application process. Please refer to the very detailed article on our website titled, Applying to College. See an information summary of Common App, Coalition app and direct apps here. For choosing and comparing colleges, go to our researching and comparing colleges page.

See our NEW video “Requesting your transcripts” for info on filling out your Green Sheet. If you need to request counselor letter of recommendation there are additional steps of completing the parent brag sheet and student questionnaire or reflection letter on Naviance. Parents email [email protected], if you need help with your brag sheet/Naviance access. Please note the Common Application DOES require a letter of recommendation from the Counselor, and may also require one or two teacher letters as well. Many schools using direct (non-common app) applications ask for only a teacher letter of rec, not counselor letter. For specific instructions on the Common Application, the Coalition Application or other school specific applications see our new step-by-step application reference guide for help. For all college applications needing a letter of rec from your counselor, you must meet the following request deadlines:

College Application DeadlineLast day to submit request and materials to your counselor
December 15November 15
January 1November 18 (due to Thanksgiving and Winter Break)
January 15November 18 (due to Thanksgiving and Winter Break)
February 1December 16

SCHOLARSHIP INFO Specific scholarships are listed on our pages as well: https://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling/paying-for-college/scholarships.

VISIT THE FHS COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER (CCC): For more help with scholarships, internships, study abroad, summer programs, travel programs, jobs, and alternatives to college; visit with our awesome volunteer team in the CCC during school hours, or email Carol Diebel at [email protected] for an appointment.

CU ALL-DAY VISIT PROGRAMS: Several focused Visit Days are scheduled at CU Boulder for prospective students. “Student for a Day”, “Business Preview”, “Explore Engineering” are a few of the many specific program opportunities for prospective students. Click here for more information and to register.

TESTS: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Exams and TEST PREP: General information about the nature and recommended timing for taking these tests is listed in articles on our website. In addition, specific information and links are included for ACT testing dates and registration, SAT and SAT Subject Exam dates and registration, Test-Prep information and Resources. See “Applying for College” and “Test Information” under the College Application tab at http://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling.

COLLEGE REP VISITS TO FAIRVIEW THIS YEAR: (ON-CAMPUS at Fairview!!!) College representative visits at Fairview continue throughout the year. Most of the presentations take place in the College/Career Center, in the Counseling Office. Junior and Senior students can attend during a class period ONLY if they have received permission from their teachers. Sophomore and Freshmen students may attend only during free class periods. Coming to these visits will help students become more familiar with the variety of campuses and allow them to meet with reps who will be reading their applications. The college rep visit calendar is posted on our website. When students list the colleges they are considering on their Naviance software account, they will automatically receive an email about when reps from those colleges are coming to Fairview.

Please visit our website ( http://www.fairviewhs.org/counseling ) and spend time getting to know the variety and depth of information that has been provided for you. We would enjoy receiving your feedback by responding to: [email protected] or calling 720-561-5860.

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Fairview Marching Knights

What time is it? Knight Time! Fairview’s own Marching Knights, led by Drum Majors Kim Berg, Emilie Harold and Paul DiTomas, have recently finished another successful marching band season. The band’s hard work this year earned them bronze medals, for their 3rd place finish in the State in 5A competition. The Marching Knights also participated in the Bands of America Super Regional competition in St. Louis. It was first time the band has competed nationally. Over 60 high school bands from around the country participated in the event in the Dome at America’s Center!

Come Join the Band and Color Guard! We would love for more students to be a part of the community that make up the band programs at Fairview. And you do not have to wait until next Fall to start! Winter Programs are a great way to join the band now! Fairview’s Winter percussion and color guard ensembles start SOON! See sign ups in the Band room! The band and color guard are also hosting a clinic for all interested students on Saturday, December 3rd, noon to 4:00 pm at Fairview. You do not need to play an instrument to attend! Please see the attached flyer for more details or contact, Director of Bands, Travis Keller, [email protected].

Musicians Clinic with the Fairview Marching Knights

For musicians and potential color guard students
6th - 12th grade

Ever wonder what it is like to play in a marching band, or spin a flag in the color guard? Come join the band for a day of music and fun and march with the Knights in Boulder’s Parade of Lights.

Fairview High School, Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
12:00-4:00 - Musicians Clinic with the Fairview Marching Knights
4:00-4:45 - Dinner with the Band
6:00 - Boulder Parade of Lights
*** Transportation to and from the parade is provided by BVSD school busses. ***

Questions? Contact Fairview Band Director Travis Keller at [email protected] Open to current Fairview Students, students in area middle schools, elementary school charter school students, homeschool students, choice schools.

Please click here to download a PDF form to fill in and return to your band director or to the Fairview High School Band Director, Travis Keller.

Pizza with a Purpose : FUNdraiser for the Fariview Orchestra

The Fairview orchestra is having a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen at Flatiron Crossing Mall on December 6th, Tuesday all day long.

Please join us and support Fairview Orchestra.

Click here to download the flyer required to give to your server.

Thank You Fairview Community!

Due to your support and votes the FCO (Fairview Choir Organization) won the $7,000 grant offered by First Western Trust!

We really appreciate your support and invite you to attend any/all of our upcoming performances!



The Kingsmen, Age of Guinevere, and Excalibur choirs are currently hosting a raffle to raise money for opportunities and competitions coming up in the spring.

Everyone/Anyone is invited to enter!

Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. (CHECKS MADE OUT TO FCO)

Each ticket purchase will include a lollipop! If you do not order in person, you are invited to donate your lollipop to a favorite Fairview teacher (see form below).

We will have eight weekly drawings on Fridays (11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27) immediately after school. Each drawing will be recorded live and posted on social media. After each drawing, non-winning tickets will be disposed and a new weekly drawing will begin.

Winners need not be present to win.

You may enter in person (by visiting the choir office # 523)
You may mail in your order (including form, below).

Remember, checks made out to FCO please!

Michael Bizzaro
c/o Fairview High School
1515 Greenbriar Blvd
Boulder, CO 80305

Please CLICK HERE to download your raffle ticket!


The Fairview Choir Department is proud to present our annual Holiday Concerts

Dec 14th & 15th!
7:00 p.m.

The Dec 14th performance will feature the Kingsmen, Troubadours, Voice of the Knight, Chivalry, Excalibur, Age of Guinevere, and Mass Choir

The Dec 15th performance will feature Festival, Enchantment, Madrigals, Age of Guinevere, Excalibur and Mass Choir

Tickets will be available Dec 5th at fairviewhs.tix.com


November 17th
7:00 p.m. Concert
6:15 p.m. silent auction

Join us for a tremendous evening of jazz music presented by Fairview choirs Age of Guinevere and Excalibur, and Fairview's Jazz Band One.

There will also be a silent auction before the concert! We have dozens of fabulous items for you to bid on! Some of the offerings include: Colorado Mountain Ranch Certificate, JDW Cotillion Certificate, Make up from Sephora, Pharmica Gift Basket, Framed painting from local artist, jewelry, Colorado Athletic Club membership, coffee beans, mugs, gift cards, wine basket, restaurant gift cards, 2-nights in Beaver Creek, Thanksgiving gift basket, and more!

Tickets for the concert are available at fairviewhs.tix.com

A Savings Plan for the Entire Family

We are all looking for the best value and want to do the best for our children. Setting them up on the road to financial success isn’t always easy and shopping around for the best financial institution can be daunting. However, consider the following:

  • Credit unions have historically been known for offering low-cost financial services and a better rate on Savings.
  • Credit unions have historically received better satisfaction ratings through the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Over the years, credit unions rank in the 80’s on a 100-point scale, where banks are in the 70’s.
  • Credit unions have Shared Branches and in-network ATMs in all 50 States whereas banks have branches and ATMs in 25 to 39 States at best.

Why pay higher financing rates and service fees than you have to? Consider credit union benefits for your entire family and help get your student on the road to financial success. Students can earn up to $25 when they join. For more information visit our WEBSITE stop by the student credit union next to the Treasurers Office during lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays, or contact program liaison Steve Carr at [email protected] or 303-657-7558.


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